Tuttavia, a parte la cattiva impressione generale, in questo articolo riportano una tabella di dati che danno un deficit delle forniture di gas dalla Russia di 100 miliardi di metri cubi.
Non so quanto questi dati siano affidabili. Dicono che sono "Esclusivi per Energy Tribune". Se li saranno inventati? Oppure no? Mah? Speriamo che non faccia troppo freddo.
Da Energy Tribune 13 Dicembre
Russia's Natural Gas in Trouble Vladimir Putin’s government is using Russia’s abundant oil and gas to consolidate and re-centralize power in the Kremlin. Putin’s also using Russia’s energy to project power internationally by punishing or rewarding neighbors – and that punishment or reward usually depends on how solemnly they genuflect in his direction. Acting as Putin’s chief enforcer is Gazprom, the world’s biggest gas company. But new predictions by the Institute of Energy Policy in Moscow indicate that Gazprom may be more Jabba the Hut than Luke Skywalker.
A recent report by the institute – obtained exclusively by ET – says that rising domestic gas demand and Gazprom’s rapidly decreasing production mean that Russia will likely have a gas shortage of at least 100 billion cubic meters (3.5 Tcf) per year by 2010. The report confirms rumors that we at ET have been hearing from inside Russia: that Gazprom will not be able to meet its future gas obligations.